Video: Man electrocuted while swinging on pylon

Firefighters tried to coax the amateur acrobat down, but he continued to swing until he touched the live wires


SANTIAGO, Chile — This is the horrific moment a man performing acrobatics on the top of an electricity pylon was electrocuted.

The man, named only as Miguel, touched one of the high-voltage cables with his legs as he swung back and forth on the beams yesterday.

The contact with the live wires killed him instantly, to the horror of onlookers who had gathered to watch the scene. Emergency services in the Chilean capital of Santiago had been called after he was spotted 'playing around' on the pylon.

WARNING: THE VIDEO BELOW IS GRAPHIC IN NATURE

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